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jamiemcginlay



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:56 pm    Post subject: WEMYSS (EAST), WW1 Reply with quote

East Wemyss - Kirkcaldy District
UKNIWM Ref No. 5718

The East Wemyss war memorial is in the form of a shrine constructed of sandstone and recessed into the wall in front of St. Mary's Church. The central pedestal is flanked by a wall with stone ballustrade on both sides, terminating in pillars, and is surmounted by a half scale bronze statuette of an infantryman which is signed 'Tweed 1921'. The names of the WWI dead are in lead lettering on granite panels on the face and either side of the pedestal.





WWI ROLL OF HONOUR:
Agnew John S.
Anderson David
Anderson Herbert
Ashwood John
Bertram Thomas
Brown Andrew
Brown Thomas
Burditt John
Burke Thomas
Burt Robert
Christie Norman
Clark James
Cooper Thomas
Craig Jack
Craig John
Craigie Alexander
Craigie John
Dorward Thomas P.
Fairfull Robert
Fleming Duncan
Fotheringham James
Frame John A.
Gordon Alexander J.
Gordon Douglas
Gourlay James
Gourlie Joseph
Gray Matthew
Guthrie Alexander
Hadden Charles
Heddie Andrew
Lawrie Andrew
Lindsay John R.
Locke Horace
MaGuire Charles
McCarthey George
McDonald David
McGregor Archibald
McKenzie William
Millie A. Stewart
Moodie Alexander
Morgan John
Morgan William
Morgan William Kyles
Murray J.C.D. Geddes
Murray John
Nisbet Robert
Oates William
Pake John
Powell Patrick J.G.
Queripel John
Rolland James
Ross James A.
Sanderson John
Scott Munro B.
Simpson Andrew
Simpson George
Simpson Robert
Simpson William
Spence Alexander
Stewart John
Thomson William
Torbett James
Turner George
Warrenden Robert
Welsh John
Whyte John
Williamson Henry
Wilson Alexander
Wilson James
Wyles William
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: TORBETT, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Unit Text: "C" Coy. 8th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 12/10/1917
Service No: S/40137
Additional information: Son of Peter and Jessie Torbett, of 24, Hill St., Dundee.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 94 to 96.
Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

BORN: BLAIRGOWRIE
ENLISTED: BRIDGE OF EARN
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john burnett



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:34 am    Post subject: Wemyss (East) Reply with quote

Thanks to Norman Myles for these additional photos.






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Cauther Lassie



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 9:18 pm    Post subject: East Wemyss War memorial Reply with quote

4038 Pte, 1st Btn Highland Light Infantry John Anderson Frame son of James Frame & Margaret Thomson Anderson of Beechwood, East Wemyss, born West Calder 1883, killed in action, Iraq, 30th Jan 1916, aged 32, Amara War Cemetery, Iraq - Also remembered on the War Memorial in West Calder with his other family connections;- Robert Graham, Charles Robb Graham and John Douglas Ramsay Jamieson

21146 Pte 12th Btn Royal Scots, Archibald McGregor, son of John McGregor and Ann Frame of 18 St Mary's Terrace, East Wemyss, born Erskine 1895, killed in action Ypres, Flanders, 27th October 1915 aged 20, Ypres. Menin Gate, Ypres.

Cousins.........

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David McNay
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It has been reported that the statue on this memorial has been stolen. I'll give further information as soon as I get it.
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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://news.stv.tv/tayside/230123-callous-thieves-steal-bronze-statue-from-east-wemyss-war-memorial/
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first man named on this memorial, James S. Agnew was a clergyman at East Wemyss when he enlisted.

My notes from the Penninghame Parish War Memorial in Newton Stewart, Wigtownshire.
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1259&start=0
John Simpson Agnew, Lieutenant: 2nd Bn. attached to the 1/5th Bn. Highland Light Infantry. Formerly Private (12191) Scots Guards. Age 32.
Born 1888 in Penninghame. Son of John Simpson Agnew and of Agnes (Stewart) Agnew. Husband of Elizabeth Jane (Campbell) Agnew who he married in 1910 in Glasgow. John was educated at the Ewart High School in Newton Stewart and at Glasgow University where he was awarded an M.A. in 1909. He was a clergyman when he enlisted in November 1914 and was wounded at Festubert. In October 1915 he was commissioned and joined the 1/5th HLI in Egypt but was badly wounded in Palestine and invalided home. After he was discharged he was involved in welfare work in Paisley and had just been accepted as the Minister of Yoker Parish Church when he was admitted to Paisley Infirmary where on 28 December 1920 he died from illness related to his wounds.

He was a non-com until researched by Jim (kinnethmont) see:
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=7548
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David McNay
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Theft reported on the BBC News website now:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-22992040

And yes, that is one of the photographs on here that has been used. I was contacted by a reporter from the Central Scotland News Agency asking if he could use our photographs. I agreed as long as we were credited as the source. Clearly that hasn't happened when the details were given to the BBC - but at least it lets people know what the statue looks like.

It was stolen before and recovered. I hope that the same will happen again.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Courier is reporting that the statue was found at the entrance to Hayfield Cemetery in Kirkcaldy at around 8am this morning.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good news!

hopefully the press coverage and public anger helped make the criminals find the statue too hot too handle.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very glad it has been found


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And yes, that is one of the photographs on here that has been used. I was contacted by a reporter from the Central Scotland News Agency asking if he could use our photographs. I agreed as long as we were credited as the source. Clearly that hasn't happened when the details were given to the BBC - but at least it lets people know what the statue looks like.

Isn't that just typical of the press !!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Overall design by A Stewart Tod,Wemyss Castle.Bronze soldier by John Tweed,RA.
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